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Prem Shekar

Prem Sadanand Shekar, M.D.

Chair, Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
41 Mall Road
Burlington, MA  01805
United States
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore, India (MBBS 1990)
Bangalore University, Bangalore, India (MS - General Surgery 1994)
Diplomate National Board in General Surgery, India 1994
JIPMER,Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, India (MCh -Cardiothoracic Surgery 1996)
Diplomate National Board in Cardiothoracic Surgery, India 1996
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK 1998
Fellowship-Cardiac&Thoracic Surgery in Australia - Fremantle and Royal Adelaide Hospital, 1998-2001
Fellowship in Cardiac Surgery - Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, USA 2001-2004
Associate Professor of Surgery - Harvard Medical School - 2021
Attending Cardiac Surgeon - Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2004-2021
Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery - Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2015-2020
Chair, Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, 2021-

Other Interests

Aortic Root and Aortic Aneurysms in Connective Tissue Disorders
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Minimal Access Mitral and Aortic Valve Surgery
Atrial Arrhythmia surgery
Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Heart Failure
Complex Primary and Reoperative Cardiac Surgery
Pulmonary Thromboembolic disease

Practice Areas

  • Cardiac
  • Minimally Invasive
  • Coronary disease
  • Electrophysiology/arrhythmia
  • Extracorporeal circulation
  • Heart failure
  • Pericardium
  • Valve disease
  • Aortic valve disease
  • Mitral valve disease
  • Tricuspid valve disease
  • Adult congenital procedures
  • Great vessels
  • Aorta